Monday, December 24, 2007

Separated at Birth?

Joker - - - - - - - - - - Joke

The dude on the left is probably familiar to you - Jack Nicholson dressed for his role in Tim Burton's 1989 movie, Batman.

However, you may not recognize the scary character on the right. That's Carol Platt Liebau with her makeup on. No joke.

Ms Liebau isn't really a G-lister, though. She's higher up on the food chain, and rakes in teh wingnut welfare through a variety of scams tied to her interests in those beloved wingnut buzzwords: "Advocating American political and religious liberty, free enterprise, limited government, military strength, and traditional values."

But what Ms Liebau likes talking about most is fucking - or rather, not fucking. Looking at her picture, I can understand why it's a sore (no pun intended) subject with her. It's like the great comedian, whose name I can't remember, once said: "I just can't understand those women who're most worked about abortion. I mean, have you seen any of them? They'll never get pregnant. Who'd want to fuck them?"

Ms Liebau has even written a book, clutching her hankie and taking severe exception to the "sexification" (her word) of American teens - most notably teen girls. Here's what she has to say to a reviewer whose review she didn't quite like:

...if Brinton had looked at the book, she'd know that I address the argument that every generation has been in a "moral panic" about its young people. As Prude notes, the difference is how quickly the sexual landscape has changed for young women. In 1943, for example, the average age of first sex for a girl was 19 -- back when girls married earlier and lived shorter lives. By 1999, that had fallen to 15 -- a very rapid descent in historic terms. Perhaps that's explained by the fact that in 1943, only 12% of girls approved of premarital sex; by 1999, that number had skyrocketed to 1999.

1999!? That's a lot of skyrocketing, sweetie.

Of course, when someone doesn't like you're book, maybe it's just another example of free enterprise at work.

PS - Ms Liebau also moderates comments at her blog, filtering out any that don't meet with her approval. While that's wingnut SOP, I can't quite see how that approach is consistent with anything besides cowardice. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - wingnuts are chickenshits.

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